Bernd Wiesberger opened with a 76 at Rinkven International Golf Club, but since then has been lights out as he seeks a second consecutive European Tour win.
The 33-year old Austrian carded a day-two 64 to sneak into the weekend’s knockout stages, and on Saturday played 27 holes to 9-under par, rolling through his three medal-play matches to secure a spot in Sunday’s quarter-finals of the Belgian Knockout.
Wiesberger first beat Oliver Fisher by two shots (-4 to -2); then blew out Oliver Lengden by four (-2 to +2); and finally edged by Daniel Gavins (-3 to -2) for a place in the quarter-finals.
“We got it done,” said Wiesberger, who won last week’s Made in Denmark event. “We had a really strong opponent this afternoon and he kept finding a last putt, it was good to get that over the line.
“It’s working good. It was not quite the start to the week we wanted but we found something yesterday and a couple under par steadily today as well. We got our games in nice and tight, it’s working very well out there.”
Wiesberger will face off against Italian Guido Migliozzi, who finished -7, and needed extra holes to defeat David Law in his final-16 match.
In the other quarter-final matches, Ewen Ferguson (-8) will face Gavin Green (-6), Matthew Southgate (-4) will take on Darius van Driel (-6), and Marcel Siem (-5) goes head to head with Gregory Havret (-2).